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Episode Guide

  • Season 9
    • Chariot of Fire
      Chariot of Fire
      Episode 31
      5/20/70
      0.0
      A pseudo-documentary featuring a prison visitor and a convicted paedophile who fails to rehabilitate.
    • Emma's Time
      Emma's Time
      Episode 30
      5/13/70
      0.0
      Emma, who lived with an author for the last two years of his life, is involved in a television film about him.
    • Sovereign's Company
      4/22/70
      0.0
      An unhappy young cadet at a military school has an unhealthy need to display machismo.
    • Wine of India
      Wine of India
      Episode 27
      4/15/70
      0.0
      In the year 2050, in a society where medical advances have extended the human life span indefinitely and the government institutes a policy of euthanasia to maintain a steady population level, a 100-year-old couple plan their own funerals.
    • No Trams to Lime Street
      3/18/70
      0.0
      Three young merchant seaman from Liverpool take shore leave in their home city after three years away.
    • The Cellar and the Almond Tree
      3/4/70
      0.0
      A former poet, now a Communist Party official in the German Democratic Republic, becomes enmeshed in the political machinery of a state about to plunge into a succession of Stalinist purges.
    • The Boy Who Wanted Peace
      2/25/70
      0.0
      Two Glaswegian youngsters are caught up in sectarian gang warfare.
    • The Italian Table
      The Italian Table
      Episode 19
      2/18/70
      0.0
      A junk dealer is caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between a woman, her husband and his mistress when they sell a piece of their furniture.
    • Nathan and Tabileth
      2/11/70
      0.0
      A young man befriends an elderly couple, claiming to be their grandson.
    • Mad Jack
      Mad Jack
      Episode 17
      2/4/70
      0.0
      Second Lieutenant Siegfried Sassoon of the Royal Welch Fusiliers protests the appalling and unnecessary sacrifice of men's lives in the Great War.
    • Rest in Peace, Uncle Fred
      1/28/70
      0.0
      A tragi-comic study of a Northern funeral.
    • The Hunting of Lionel Crane
      1/21/70
      0.0
      An army deserter hides out on a country estate but falls foul of the gamekeeper.
    • The Season of the Witch
      1/7/70
      0.0
      A young woman decides to drop out of the world of the typing pool and embark on a search for personal freedom
    • It Wasn't Me
      It Wasn't Me
      Episode 12
      12/17/69
      0.0
      A couple seek a desperate remedy to the problem of a burdensome parent.
    • The Vortex
      The Vortex
      Episode 11
      12/10/69
      8.0
      An ageing woman betrays her husband and takes up with a young man her son's age.
    • Blood of the Lamb
      Blood of the Lamb
      Episode 10
      12/3/69
      0.0
      A student architect and his coloured girlfriend set out from South Africa to Britain. On the voyage, the student shares a cabin with an enigmatic Austrian.
    • Double Bill
      Double Bill
      Episode 9
      11/26/69
      8.5
      Two short television plays featuring a central character called Bill. The Compartment Bill, an eccentric, annoying social intruder, harrasses an old man in a train carriage. Is it all a game, or is it deadly serious? Playmates Bill annoys a woman in a country house.
    • There Is Also Tomorrow
      11/19/69
      0.0
      The commanding officer of a regiment handling nuclear missiles is shocked to see his daughter Sally on television taking part in a student demonstration
    • Happy
      Happy
      Episode 7
      11/12/69
      0.0
      The story of an up-and-coming businessman.
    • All Out for Kangaroo Valley
      11/5/69
      0.0
      Two young Australians on holiday in London find that the "old country" has its problems.
    • The Sad Decline of Arthur Maybury
      10/29/69
      0.0
      A schoolmaster takes to drink.
    • Close the Coalhouse Door
      10/22/69
      0.0
      An old coal miner and his wife reminisce at their golden anniversary party.
    • The Mark II Wife
      The Mark II Wife
      Episode 3
      10/15/69
      0.0
      A woman who suspects her husband of having an affair reveals her suspicions at a party.
    • Patterson O.K.
      Patterson O.K.
      Episode 2
      10/8/69
      0.0
      A story about growing up, falling in love and settling old scores in the unfriendly environment of a big city.
    • The Last Train through Harecastle Tunnel
      An obsessive trainspotter meets a group of bizarre characters at a tunnel scheduled for closure.
  • Season 8
  • Season 7
  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1
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